ALMA recounts of Cosmic Conundrums

Published: 15 Oct 2021

The European ARC network is launching the new virtual talk series "ALMA recounts of Cosmic Conundrums". In every talk of this series a major astronomical question is discussed. The invited speaker will describe the context of the question and then focuses on the ALMA contribution to the field, past and future. The aim of the series is to highlight the unparalleled contribution of ALMA to the broader astronomical landscape and to provide an outlook towards the future. 

The first talk of this series will take place December 1 at 14:00 CET. The talks will be broadcast through the Youtube channel of the European ALMA Regional Centre network.  More information on the first talk will be included in the November newsletter.

The current schedule is as follows:



December 1, 2021


How does dust enrichment around evolved stars work?


Leen Decin (KU Leuven)



January 12, 2022


What is the coupling between molecular clouds, star formation and stellar feedback?


Eva Schinnerer (MPIA Heidelberg)



February 2, 2022


How does the dynamics of galaxies evolve over cosmic time?    


Francesca Rizzo (DAWN Kopenhagen)



March 2, 2022


How are the building blocks of life formed?


Izaskun Jiménez-Serra (Centro de Astrobiología)


April 6, 2022


What is the role of filaments in star formation and how are they shaped?    


Alvaro Hacar (University of Vienna)


May 4, 2022


How and when does planet-formation happen in disks?


Marco Tazzari (University of Cambridge)




If you have any questions contact the European ARC network through the ALMA helpdesk.